Gina K. Designs October Release Party

In case you missed the October release party live you can watch the replay on Facebook. I shared a few cards to the Gina K. Designs friends page, but you can see them all here! If you want to see all of What’s New at Gina K. Designs this month, click here.

Here are a couple of the cards which I created to share at the release party! Enjoy!

Fun Idea: emboss snowflakes on the background and use the brushes to resist the ink and make them pop!
A closer look
Fun Idea: Alcohol inks for a background. This was my alcohol ink background that almost ended up in the trash but I salvaged it with the beautiful Tall Pines stamp set!
Closer look: Check out the deep black ink!
Fun Idea: Use Lisa’s stamp image from You being you as an ornament
A closer look at the trio of trees

Stop back tomorrow for the first day of a 3 day blog hop!

Gina K Designs September New Release Day Two: Autumn Splendor Card Kit

Time to check out the Gina K Designs September 2019 Card kit called Autumn Splendor!

There is so much going on with this kit! It’s full of goodies like one and two step stamping, the amazing stencil and the coordinating dies! You will love it!

Let’s take a peek at what I made with the kit!

I started with a base which I brushed with skeleton leaves ink. The leaves were all hand cut (I know there is a die, we just didn’t have access to it, so I manually cut the leaves to layer on top) the sentiment is embossed with Gina K Copper embossing powder!

The second card uses a variety of green and yellow and beige inks on kraft paper. The smile die cut on white card stock really pops!

This card was stamped with barely there and colored with copic markers! I love the sentiment in black!

I used a stencil for the background using some fall colors. I love this sentiment. I sent this card off to Karen (who is in her senior year of college). She embraces all things fall! I miss her and sometimes sending a little note makes me feel less sad!

This last card is so fun! I simply used the leaves and embossed them with Gina’s rose gold powder. Oh my! On the black card stock it’s amazing! I die cut the hugs sentiment and embossed that too. This card is classy!

Here is a close up of the embossed die!

In case you haven’t been convinced to order – consider this incentive stamp Santana Rose, which you can get with a qualifying purchase of $75.

For this one layer card, I simply used the brushes to add green and turquoise inks to the stencil. I used the sentiment from Santana Rose ink obsidian amalgam ink. I added one tiny gem to the center of the middle flower! So simple! What do you think?

You should have come from Cat’s blog

To continue with the hop, head over to Donna’s blog!

Remember to comment on all the blogs in the hop and you will be eligible for a $50 Gina K Designs gift card (winner will be announced on Gina’s blog later this week)

Thanks for stopping by!

Gina K Designs September New Release Day One: Majestic Peony and Happy Fall

Today I am participating in the Gina K Designs September New Release blog hop. Today we are featuring two new sets: Majestic Peony by Hannah and Happy Fall by Emily.

This first card was created for my daughter who is back to college! She embraces all things fall, so this was the perfect sentiment for the card! It almost smells of pumpkin spice!

Can you tell that this is my favorite time of year? These leaves with this sentiment- ack! I’m in love!

Majestic peony will make you swoon! Every card I made with this set made me say wow! I stamped the Peony with skeleton leaves ink and colored with white ink from the Gina k Designs white ink pad with a watercolor brush. I added a few pearls and the sentiment and it was soft and perfect!

This next card is my favorite. I stamped the Peony in barely there ink and then colored with watercolors. I truly love how this one turned out!

The full hop list is on Gina’s blog! You should have come from Mindy’s blog.

To continue hopping, go to Lisa’s blog next!

If you leave a comment on all the blog’s today you are in the running for a $50 gift certificate for Gina K. Designs store! Winner will be announced on Gina’s blog a few days after the end of the hop!

September 2019 Release Party Samples

Here are the cards which I created for the release party

this car was done with white embossing powder on kraft card stock. I colored with comic markers.

This card was done with the embossing resist technique. I used the brushes to create the background with traditional fall colors.

This card uses a lightly brushed stencil background with the Autumn Splendor kit! The main image was stamped on white and I brushed the edges to make it softer. The black layer makes it pop and the twine gives it that rustic fall feel!

this final card is so simple. I love love love the font used in the forever sentiment! Ack! The leaves are two step stamped and then I added some tiny black beads.

Tomorrow I will be sharing Hannah & Emily’s sets and the samples I created with them! Come back tomorrow!!!

Even More Graduation Parties

Today there are three graduation parties so I had to whip up some more cards! I love having For the grad on my craft desk this time of year to make personalized cards for these kids!

My first card uses a kraft base with the random dots stencil on the background. I created a tag and distressed with with chocolate ink, stamped with some of the images from the set and the 2019 from Emily’s Cale Toppers set. I wanted a masculine card for Nate, and even though Shen is green, Nate’s favorite color is orange, so I used a hint of orange ribbon with the twill.

Fun idea: use a hint of their favorite color on the card

Next card uses the same background stencil, but I went with green this time to make it look like confetti! I stamped the grad caps All over the background to make it look like they were being tossed in the air! Strip of the same color in card stock with congratulations in black ink! I love this font so much!

Fun idea: customizable cards in school colors are so simple with this set

This last card is also Shen Green! I used a white cap (since that is what the girls wear) and created a focal point with the double circle! Here’s a secret… i stamped it off center so I chopped off a bit of the side of the card to make the circle in the center! Waste not, want not!

Fun idea: use the double circle for a great focal point

Stay tuned for more graduation cards this summer season! this is my graduate this year- Sophie💙💚 is off to high school

Sixty Second Grad Cards, plus envelopes

If you are anything like me, you have amazing intentions and limited time! I am constantly in a battle between making my own creations and not giving myself the right amount of time to create that perfect card! Today is no exception! We have 12 graduation parties in the next month and two this afternoon! I ran down into my craft area to customize some cards for children of friends!

I turned to my Gina K set For The Grad which is so simple to use for these sixty second cards. I used my Misti to place the sentiment and the grad cap exactly where I wanted them in position on the card and even stamping this multiple times to ensure perfect coverage, it still only took a few seconds to create the final product! I added a simple dot to the top of the cap with a line to connect the tassel and I still had time to customize a matching envelope! Throw in a gift card or check and voila, you’re done!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop June 2019 Day 2

The second day of the blog hop features so much stuff you are going to go crazy! I am hoping that by using this card it will warm Upstate New York, which has been freezing lately!

Ocean Minded Card Kit!

Whimsical Wildflower Frame – Hannah Schroepfer
Fun Idea: Use alcohol inks to make an “under the sea” background

This card features the sentiment and the wave stamp from the card kit. I thought it looked like coral on this background! The sentiment is stamped in Gina K. black amalgam ink.

Fun Idea: Create a fun summer background with watercolors

I used some watercolor paints to create a fun background. The base is a sweet corn A2 card. Images stamped in Gina K. black amalgam ink.

Fun Idea: Sing Zac Brown Band’s Toes in the Water while looking at this card!

This super quick card features the footprints and the sentiment, which totally reminds me of a Zac Brown Song (Toes in the water). The Gina K. ink for the footprints is Sandy Beach and the sentiment is Charcoal Brown.

Fun Idea: Try your best to create a watercolor background that looks like a wave

This A2 Sea Glass background has a watercolor main image. The sentiment is from the Ocean Minded Card kit. The sentiment was stamped with Gina K. black amalgam ink.

Fun Idea: Use the Mermaid Scales stencil to create the perfect background for mermaid cards

This card uses the Mermaid Scales stencil with (LCBB) using Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea and Blue Lagoon. Vicky Mermaid works perfect with this stenciled background! The sentiment from the card kit is stamped in white ink on black card stock. I used a few tear drop gems using connect glue.

Fun Idea: add sequins to create a little bling next to your sentiment

This card features more alcohol ink backgrounds. Hannah’s set had a variety of sentiments which work so well alone with pretty backgrounds. A trifecta of sequins makes the gold leaf on the alcohol ink really pop.

Fun Idea: Frame your sentiment on the top and bottom with the floral images.

This card is an A2 Dusty Rose base with a layer of Gina K. White layering card stock. I stamped the images and colored with copic markers.

Check out all the amazing projects:

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  • Gina (to access the whole list)
  • Hannah (Illustrator of Whimsical Wildflower Frame)
  • Arjita <- You are coming from here
  • Beth <- You are here
  • Cat <- Now head here!